This is an appointment only clinic. The only criteria: no health insurance of any kind and no primary care provider. All calls are returned within 24 hours. The Resource Page has a list of other free clinics in the area.
Patients must be between the ages of 19 through 64.
Patients must provide a photo ID.
Patients have NO insurance of any kind and no primary care provider.
Patients are required to sign a Patient Contract as well as fill out a Health History and Information forms.
All of the medical staff volunteering for the clinic are licensed or certified as required by the State of Michigan.
Patients are seen by a practitioner (physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant).
All lab work is done at the clinic with the results available to the patients in 3 – 6 days.
The clinic dispenses generic medications. We assist patients with Prescription Assist Program for medications we do not carry and also survey local pharmacies for prescription costs.
A benefits counselor is available to help patients locate services we do not provide.
A social worker and nutritionist are all available upon request.
We offer a twelve session in-depth counseling program to our patients.
We offer a diabetic mentoring and support group, open to both our patients and to the community.
We assist and enroll residents as well as patients in the Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange and Healthy Michigan.
Services NOT Offered
We do not handle any sexually transmitted disease issues. This service is free at the Oakland County Health Department locations.
We do not provide any obstetric or gynecological counseling or care.
We do not provide any emergency care. We refer callers and patients to a clinic/hospital with that capability.
We do not provide any mental health care that is beyond what a family practice/general care practitioner is comfortable with.
We do not provide any imaging,i.e. x-ray, ultra sound, MRI, etc.
We do not provide any dental care.
We do not provide any care requiring a specialty (podiatry, neurology, etc.). These are referred out to specialists who have a specific agreement with FernCare regarding treatment of FernCare patients.
Pain medications will not be considered by our practitioners until the 3rd patient visit.
We do not provide surgery, including incisions and drainage.
2015/2016 Clinic Schedule and Hours
We are open the first and third Saturdays, 9am to noon, and the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for medical clinic AND the 2nd and 4th Wednedays, 5:30 – 8:30 for counseling AND the 1st Saturday noon to 1pm. Exceptions are when the clinic date falls on a major holiday or during community events that restrict access to the clinic’s parking lot. Please note that clinic hours are subject to change, and they will be posted on this website as quickly as possible.
The counseling is only available to FernCare patients.
The medical clinic dates are arranged as first Saturday, second Thursday, third Saturday and fourth Thursday.
2017 medical clinic dates
March 4, 9, 18, 23
April 1 13,22,27 NOTE the 2nd to 3rd Sat change
May 6, 11, 20, 25
June 3, 8, 17, 22 NOTE change this month due to July 4 week-end
July 6, 15, 20, 29
August 3,12, 17,31 NOTE date changes because of DreamCruise week-end
October 5,14,19,28 NOTE date changes
November 2, 11,16,30 NOTE date changes (Thanksgiving)
December 7,16,21, NOTE only 3 medical clinics (Christmas holiday)
To volunteer, visit our Volunteer Page for more information.